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mohammed morsi granted himself sweeping powers to push through the draft constitution. a constitution that the critics claim cobol officer hard line islamic policy. gag palkot following it all from cairo and streaming now. greg? >> hey, shep. things are relatively quiet here in cairo right now. but they are going to get noisy again. supporters and opponentses of egyptian president mohammed morsi get ready for a referendum on that draft constitution. actually it's going to happen over the next two saturdays due to a shortage of judges who have to act as election monitors. one main judicial group is calling the document an insults. the opposition is very much involved in this now. they have branded the constitution as promise and noninclusive. they want their followers to vote no. but they will be up against it. morsi's muslim brotherhood party has a good ground game, an excellent grassroots network and calling for rallies outside of mosques on friday. and they also play hard ball. a national unity meeting planned for wednesday was canceled. we were told 'cause morsi didn't want to show
constitution. there are signs of trouble. the mohammed morsi's brother food is coming out, and they are mobilizing 120,000 troops during the different ways. supporters of the president say they are just defending the gains of the revolution, bill. bill: you know, who is going to win? i think everybody is watching that from around the world, including right where you are in cairo, and which way this vote will go. what is your sense after talking to people there, greg? >> reporter: most analysts we've heard from, we've seen say that president mohammed morsi constitution should pass maybe by a big margin. his muslim brotherhood party is just too well organized. they are involved in a strenuous get out the vote effort and some say there could be fraud involved with the vote. voting is going on at egyptian embassies around the world. muslim brotherhood operatives we are told busy there too helping at that vote. there could be another factor behind this constitution going forward, the folks here are just tired. it has been nearly two years since we were first here seeing the beg
it is calm in cairo, but yesterday we saw protests for and against egyptian president mohammed morsi, and the planned referendum about that controversial constitution. voting is set to begin on saturday. due to a shortage of judges used to monitor the polling some of them have called this document an insult, so they are boycotting it. it's extended to a second saturday december 22nd. the opposition to morsi which has branded this coons taougs islamist and none inclusive will boycott it. they said they wanted to participate today in a national unity meeting which had been called for by the military. that has been called off today, apparently mohammed morsi didn't want it, bill. bill: what is the expected outcome of this vote, greg, read twaep between the lines. >> all indication is that mohammed morsi wants to push it forward because he thinks he can win. his muslim brotherhood party and allies won the majority of votes in the last elections here. they have the best grass roots effort, they had the best ground game, and the opposition is divided. they are split between their tactics,
of egyptian president mohammed morsi. those against morsi holding a raldy at the same time and the same place and those much smaller and calmer than what we've seen in egypt, well, obviously and thankfully. in that country today. the top court suspended the work indefinitely in what the judges are calling a protest against psychological and physical pressures and that's the latest development in response to the power grab in put himself above the constitutional committee, above the lauf. and steve, where do things stand now with that constitutional court. >> reporter: harris, you have the unusual situation here in cairo of the highest court in the country, the supreme constitutional court. and right now, its judges are basically afraid to go in to work. they say they're psychologically and physically intimidated by the crowd that was around that courthouse this morning and they did not go to the courthouse or carry out their work. and the suspension one week after the president of this country said any act he issues is final, not subject to the courts. so, within a week, we really have a cou
's new constitution. today, the embattled president mohamed morsi amended a law so voters can no longer cast their ballots outside of their electoral districts. this is what they have been doing in the past. >> reporter: the clock is ticking to saturday's nationwide vote on egypt's constitution. opposition factions, the moderates, liberals out in mass tonight, protesting against the president and the process by which the constitution was drafted. supporters of the president were out, too. unlike last week, both sides behaved sensibly. no violence or clashes. the protests were peaceful. you get the impression, the opposition is running out of time. the referendum is on saturday. beyond protests, it doesn't look like they have many options. the president's position is if the opposition doesn't like the constitution, they can vote no on saturday. tomorrow, opposition leaders set to decide whether they will take part in the referendum. >> thank you. >>> next to mali where the country's interim president has appointed a new prime minister. the announce came hours after the country's former p
who -- new arc prison psychiatrist who -- newark prison psychiatrist, dr. mohammed sofi, learned more than $800,000 while working at a monterey county, state prison. over that of did -- over half of that was for stand-by work. he's now suspended with pay. >>> facebook is rolling out a gift-giving application called facebook gifts. just in time for the holidays. the gifts are mainly geared toward food, drinks and sweets. more than a dozen winemakers are offering wines on facebook. you can also make charitable contributions in someone's name. all you need is facebook. you can search gifts in the search bar or visit a friend's time line where they will be fronted to the gift's busten -- will be prompted to the gift's button. >>> look at the date. 12/12/12. some of the biggest names in music like the rolling stones and bruce springsteen will be performing a concert in new york's madison square garden. that's for victims of hurricane sandy. this is the last time we we'll see a sequential day, month and year in our lifetime. the next time will be 98 years from now, in the year 2110 on 10/10
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